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China Travel Guide - Round Trip

The traveller touring trough China will encounter on his trip in the Middle Kingdom many contrasts. Bizarre mountainous sceneries, wonderful green river basins and dry steppes alternate with glittering business metropolises as Hong Kong or Shanghai.

China Travel Guide - Round Trip

The traveller touring trough China will encounter on his trip in the Middle Kingdom many contrasts. Bizarre mountainous sceneries, wonderful green river basins and dry steppes alternate with glittering business metropolises as Hong Kong or Shanghai.

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China Tourism

Tourism in China is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people choose to vacation in the previously secretive country. The tourist market in China is of growing importance for various reasons. The booming tourist industry is not solely made up of international tourists wanting that unique vacation, but also it is becoming increasingly possible, due to rising levels of wealth, for Chinese to vacation in their own country.

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Chinese Provinces - Overview

China is full of contrasts. Travelling the country you will experience the huge amount of different landscapes, cuisines, and different architectural wonders. Here we provide an overview through the Chinese Provinces, Municipalities, Special Administrative Regions and Autonomous regions.

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Chinese Characters - Origin

Chinese characters are the oldest script in the world which is still being used today. As early as 4000 years ago Chinese characters were used on oracle bones or tortoise shell. About 1.3 billion Chinese (PRC, Taiwan, overseas Chinese in the USA, Singapore etc.) use these characters today, which means about ¼ of mankind.

Chinese Characters - Origin

Chinese characters are the oldest script in the world which is still being used today. As early as 4000 years ago Chinese characters were used on oracle bones or tortoise shell. About 1.3 billion Chinese (PRC, Taiwan, overseas Chinese in the USA, Singapore etc.) use these characters today, which means about ¼ of mankind.

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Number of Chinese Characters

Number of Chinese Characters

The number of chinese characters one knows in China varies from person to person. Chinese children learn 3000 characters in the first six school years. This is sufficient for reading books and newspapers. If the number of acquired chinese characters exceeds 1500 characters one is not regarded as illiterate.

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Chinese Characters - Composition

Chinese characters have a certain writing pattern. Most of the chinese characters consist of several components, one phonetic component and one symbolic component and the writing pattern acts accordingly. That means that even though the Chinese language -unlike the Roman alphabet- is not a phonetic alphabet you can sometimes recognize how a character is pronounced.

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Chinese Culture

Understanding Chinese culture is more and more important, not only for tourists travelling to China but also for foreign companies doing business in China. This chapter introduces important elements of Chinese culture. History, Chinese characters, Chinese sayings, the Chinese zodiac and medicine

China’s Dates

China has an overwhelming variety of fruit and one of the Chinese most favourite ones are dates. According to Chinese nutrition fruit and basically almost every other nutriment have a certain function and influence on the human body’s health. Dates in China are usually classified as natural and healthy ‘green’ food.

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Experience China’s Tasty Food the Chinese Way

There are certain things you should get to know when going to China and one of them is Chinese food. In China’s capital Beijing there are many ways to satisfy ones craving for whatever kind of food. You can enjoy dishes from all over the world, no matter what you want, you can definitely find it in Beijing.

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Chinese Zodiac

The twelve animals in the cycle derive from a legend about Buddha who invited all the animals to join him for New Year's Day. Only twelve animals went to see Buddha. As a reward he promised to name a year for each one in order of their arrival, these were the rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, cock, dog and boar.

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China’s Environmental Challenges and its Plan

China has exceeded many of their goals for their proposed 10th Five Year Plan 2001-2005. However they failed their environmental protection goal because of their uncontrollable economic growth. China’s consumption levels have been at a constant high and the government is quickly trying to solve these problems which will help reduce the environmental damage.

List of Participants: Expo 2010 in Shanghai

Until now 167 countries and 27 international organizations confirmed their participation at the World Exhibition 2010 in Shanghai. Even though the world faces an economic crisis, no county has canceled its participation yet.

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A Hump on the Road- Escalating Economic Crises?

A Hump on the Road- Escalating Economic Crises?

In January 2008 the prices of stocks have fallen drammatically in many Asian and European stock exchanges. But in a split second afterwards, the markets have seen an immediate but small rise again, but not to a considerable extent.

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EU-China Relations

EU-China Relations

The European Union (EU) was mainly created with the goal of preventing another World War. In 1950 the European Coal and Steel Community was founded. This organization, which paved the way to the establishment of the EU, was set up to link economics with politics in order to guarantee a stable and peaceful Europe.

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